Hal 9000 Posted May 8, 2020 Report Share Posted May 8, 2020 43 minutes ago, Zeitgeist said: Tell that to the thousands of poor blacks who are forced to plea bargain and in some cases plea guilty to crimes they didn’t commit. Tell it to the thousands of victims of gun homicides. The Prime Minister has one vote. It’s true that he can whip a vote of support from the members of his party, but that can be quite a gamble at future leadership votes. Also, if the PM acts against the public interest, he or she can be removed through dissolution of Parliament by the Governor General. Federal US laws restricting weed mean that your property can be confiscated. If you have more than a certain amount of money on you, it can be confiscated. Law enforcement is generally more brutal and incarceration rates much higher, yet so are crime rates. All that is anecdotal, the fact is, the US is a republic and we are a still a monarchy. In the US they vote on issues -- gay marriage, drug legalization, judges, police etc. they vote on all social issues - we dont. Basically, the PM is a king. However, no PM has taken advantage of that fact until Trudeau. 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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